WATCH: We get our first look at Tom Hardy's new adversary in Venom: Let There Be Carnage 1 month ago

WATCH: We get our first look at Tom Hardy's new adversary in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

The sequel to the smash hit comic book movie will arrive in cinemas later this year.

Truth be told, nobody expected 2018's Venom to be as successful as it was.

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It wasn't a GREAT movie - 30% on Rotten Tomatoes can attest to that - but it was a FUN movie, and nobody was having more fun than Tom Hardy in the dual role of investigative reporter Eddie Brock, and the parasitic alien that lived inside him, Venom.

Considering the first movie made over $856 million at the box office, of course a sequel was on the way, one which was teased during the first movie's post-credits scene, which had Brock going to visit serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) in prison.

Originally due for release in October 2020, but now here we finally are with our first official look at Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which also reveals the first glimpses at Harrelson's other character, Carnage.

From the trailer, it looks as if Kasady's execution goes awry, and gives him these new powers and abilities, plus he seems to have his targets set firmly on Brock.

Michelle Williams and Reid Scott return from the first movie, while new cast additions include Naomie Harris (Skyfall) as Shriek, aka Kasady's love interest, and Stephen Graham (Snatch) in a currently undisclosed role.

Andy Serkis (better known in front of the camera as Gollum, King Kong, or Caesar in the Planet of the Apes movies) is directing this time around, with the script by Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey, Cruella).

It is still unknown if Sony and Marvel will eventually have the Venom movies cross paths with Spider-Man (No Way Home due in cinemas this December) or fellow Spidey villain Morbius (due in January 2022), but we're sure Let There Be Carnage will be setting up a long future for Hardy as Venom.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage is currently scheduled to arrive in Irish cinemas on Wednesday, 15 September.

Clip via Sony Pictures UK